Witnessing the less active economic role of woman in Azaza community, the cheese making production was directed to women both from the IDP and host community to cultivate social cohesion amongst them and to encourage economic empowerment of woman. Through the provision of practical and theoretical dairy production training and establishment of market access through opening a retail shop in Damazine Market. The cheese production takes place in Azaza Youth Centre, products are then transported by tricycles to the selling point, a designated shop in Damazin market. In an average week, 400 containers of yoghurt are produced generating an income of 46 SDGs per person.
As per the assessment, the livestock in Azaza produce vast quantities of milk that exceeded the communities demand. The overproduced milk was either sold cheaply or spoiled due to inadequate storage. Since there was no dairy products production in Azaza, the community welcomed the idea of setting up a profitable activity utilizing milk to manufacture dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. The groups agreed that they will save part of their income in their bank account to accumulate sufficient capital to expand their business in the future; while the other part of the income can be divided among the group members to fulfil their household needs. The provided assets, support, capacity building and technical training are meant to ensure prolonged production, economic benefits and women empowerment and thereof sustainability. The cheese making intervention is mainly targeting women with a noteworthy ripple effect to their family members and reviving the local economy by tapping into a new market. Thus C2SP intervention in Azaza is an example of an intervention that responds to the context issues of C2SP while giving considerable emphasis on sustainability.
“We are very excited to leave our homes every morning to feel productive “said Amna Alnayer member of the women cheese making group. “This training has really benefitted us and allowed us to mix with the IDP community” Altoma Abdalla added “ We would had so much leftover milk that we didn’t know what to with it ,but now with our income from cheese and yoghurt that we make , we are able to help our husbands in our house construction and we can contribute to our children’s education” .